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Police in Imo State has shot dead the suspected Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/Eastern Security Network (ESN) Sector Commander, Chidera Nnabuihe, during a gun duel in Amaifeke Orlu Local Government Area.
Nnabuihe aka Dragon, the Orlu Sector Commander, was killed with two other members of the group when the Imo State Police Command’s Tactical team stormed their hideout in an uncompleted building in a valley at Essential Home popularly known as ” NGBUKA” in Amaifeke Orlu LGA of the state.
CSP Michael Abattam, Imo police spokesman, who confirmed the incident, disclosed the IPOB/ ESN members were planning to resume terror attacks on police formations and government installations in the State when intelligence radar picked the information.
Said he: “On 11/9/2021 at about 1230 hours, the command’s tactical teams immediately mobilised and stormed the hide-out of the terror group located in an uncompleted building in a valley at Essential Home popularly known as ” NGBUKA” in Amaifeke Orlu LGA of Imo State.
“The members of the terror group on sighting the police operatives in their hideout opened fire on them. The gallant and battle-ready tactical teams swiftly returned the fire. In the gun duel, three of the hoodlums namely Chidera Nnabuihe, the Orlu Sector Commander of IPOB/ ESN a.k.a “DRAGON”, a native of Umuala Amaifeke in Orlu LGA and two others with a.k.a, J.J and Dadawa both natives of Ohaozara in Ebonyi State were neutralised”.
However, he said Emeka Sunday, 20, of Anike in Ohaozara LGA of Ebonyi State and Anthony Okeke 44, of Umuala Amaifeke Orlu LGA of Imo were arrested while others escaped into the bush with bullet wounds.